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If you could make one suspension upgrade?

This is a discussion on If you could make one suspension upgrade? within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have thought about getting the Lovell's rear springs for when I have my 18s on. This will be in ...

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    I have thought about getting the Lovell's rear springs for when I have my 18s on. This will be in the future tho.

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    lovells makes good stuff also look into kings they have HD and HDD springs and you can get them in -.5 or -1.0 drop both are good products.

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    Yah. I was eyeing the King sets as well. Good stuff.

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    Without getting into "Our urathane is better then yours". Don't forget about Energy Susp the whole kit is just a fraction of some of the other guy's out there. Also Eibach makes springs for these cars aswell. Do some searching in and out of the forums check prices and reviews. Don't buy into all the hype. Research and make informed purchaces based on what you can afford and what has been proven to be "worth the money".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damage Inc. View Post
    Without getting into "Our urathane is better then yours". Don't forget about Energy Susp the whole kit is just a fraction of some of the other guy's out there. Also Eibach makes springs for these cars aswell. Do some searching in and out of the forums check prices and reviews. Don't buy into all the hype. Research and make informed purchaces based on what you can afford and what has been proven to be "worth the money".
    This.

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    hummm... Energy Susp..havent heard of them...but VERY VERY LOW PRICES...anyone intake on this brand..i want a better susp. too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmolina0436 View Post
    hummm... Energy Susp..havent heard of them...but VERY VERY LOW PRICES...anyone intake on this brand..i want a better susp. too...
    been running Energy Suspension here for around a year...love it!

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    Had them on my car for over 20k never an issue and much better then stock. The rear diff insert is a bit of a waste and no strut rod bushings. Get yourself a Lovells/Noltec/Pedders diff insert and strut rod bushings and your good to go. Or if you want to spend the cash for what looks like a nice set-up scratch the diff insert and get the Harrop rear cover.

    I have the Energy Suspension complete set and Eibach springs on mine. The rear is slightly lower then I like, they sell a 12mm shim which should make it perfect for my tast, but the handling is far better then stock and the ride quallity is very streetable. Yes it's a bit harsher the stock but it's supposedly a sports car so shouldn't it be firm.

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    So it looks like the general theme here is 1st, replace the bushings, as many as i can. Lovell sells a complete set for $185, seems like a good bang for the buck upgrade. I'll let you know how it goes.

    I'm surprised no one said do the sway bar upgrade only, have people not found that just upgrading the sway bars makes a big difference?

    Thanks again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJudge05 View Post
    So it looks like the general theme here is 1st, replace the bushings, as many as i can. Lovell sells a complete set for $185, seems like a good bang for the buck upgrade. I'll let you know how it goes.

    I'm surprised no one said do the sway bar upgrade only, have people not found that just upgrading the sway bars makes a big difference?

    Thanks again...
    where did you find that price at?

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    I can't say what the difference in just the swaybar is, because I did the whole thing at the same time.

    Just make sure the price you got is for both the front and the rear, and not just one or the other. Either way that is a good price

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmolina0436 View Post
    where did you find that price at?
    I think Amazon, but I need to double check, I may be mistaken I looked at a lot of sites...

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    The sway bars are a good upgrade, but not normally the first I'd recommend. Firm up the foundational mounting points of the front and rear cradles. It will be a more dramatic change in the handling of the car over the sway bar upgrade. Aggressive driving, heavy street play & twisties and track applications you would notice the difference with the sways, but for daily driver and having fun, the bushings would be the best bet, followed by dampers and coils, then the sways. Upgrade the sway bar bushes if you not planning on replacing the sways any time soon.

    I'm not saying sways will not make a difference, they will, but not my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartsGedder View Post
    The sway bars are a good upgrade, but not normally the first I'd recommend. Firm up the foundational mounting points of the front and rear cradles. It will be a more dramatic change in the handling of the car over the sway bar upgrade. Aggressive driving, heavy street play & twisties and track applications you would notice the difference with the sways, but for daily driver and having fun, the bushings would be the best bet, followed by dampers and coils, then the sways. Upgrade the sway bar bushes if you not planning on replacing the sways any time soon.

    I'm not saying sways will not make a difference, they will, but not my first choice.
    I appreciate the advice for sure, the sways are the cheapest and easiest but you are probably right. You mentioned these parts in an earlier post. What is the total cost for these foundational mounting points?

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    people say the sway bars are a big PITA to install. I haven't got to that point yet but for sure have the pedders sways on my list only because they are a solid piece.

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